Posted by Pastor Farthing

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Sometimes when we do something in anger, we don’t realize its lasting effects until it is too late. What we think is temporary can often times be permanent. The bible reminds us that we should always think about what we are doing/ saying because we are responsible to Him for every word/action. The bible reminds us:

 

1. Let us not go to bed angry – Ephesians 4:26Ephesians 4:26
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26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:  

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“Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:”

 

2. Let us think about what’s been said before we respond- James 1:19-20James 1:19-20
English: King James Version (1611) - KJV

19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.  

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“Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.”

 

3. Let us season our speech – Colossians 4:5-6Colossians 4:5-6
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5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. 6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.  

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“Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.”

 

4. Let us Speak softly – Proverbs 15:1-2Proverbs 15:1-2
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15 1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. 2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness. poureth: Heb. belcheth, or, bubbleth  

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“A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.”

 

Perhaps if we would listen, give pause for thought and then respond we would be less apt to say/do things which stem from anger. If anger drives us then to what end does it drive us? James 1:19James 1:19
English: King James Version (1611) - KJV

19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:  

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said “slow to wrath.”
That means that we have our anger under control. That means we have understood God’s Word and realized the action of wrath and anger without cause is lasting even though we say it was only temporary, i.e. we say, “I only said that because I was angry.” When we learn to restrain our wrath and our temper, we are more productive and less offensive no matter the response of others. When we engage in learning from God, we will disengage from wrathfully attempting to destroy whoever, or whatever is the focus of our anger. Pull the plug on anger because it only leads to misery and destruction! Have a great and a prosperous weekend!

 


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